Really! I did!
A friend of mine did this once and I have always wanted to give it a try!
Here is what you need if you are brave enough to give this project a try:
- 1 wall in a small guest bathroom
- frames from the Dollar Store (It doesn't matter that they don't match. They are headed for a makeover!)
- 1 quart of paint you love
- 1 can of complementary spray paint
- sand paper
- acrylic paint and brushes for the kids' art
First, I laid the frames out on the floor in a grouping I liked.
I used the frames to mark the wall where they were headed and I painted around the markings to cover the wall with a fresh coat of the quart of pale blue paint.
While I was doing that, My Madison gave the frames a quick once over with some paint from the quart.
Those were left to dry and I let each child paint WHATEVER THEY WANTED in one of the spaces a frame would soon outline. They LOVED this part! There were a few drips and do overs, but no major mishaps.
Some kids carefully sketched their art first with a pencil.
And some preferred to use only paint.
When the frames were dry (after about an hour) I spray painted them with a nice cream color, and let that dry before sanding them lightly to let the wall color paint show through and to give it a distressed, antique-ish look.
When you have lots of kids, almost all of your furnishings will have a distressed, antique-ish look. Come to think of it, so will your carpet, your car, and probably even your clothes.